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I am a postdoctoral researcher at the EECS Department of University of California, Berkeley, where I am working with Kannan Ramchandran and O. Ozan Koyluoglu. I am also affiliated with Berkeley Laboratory for Information and System Sciences (BLISS) and Berkeley Audio-visual Signal processing and Communication Systems (BASiCS).

My reasearch interests lie in the areas of distributed computing and storage systems, private information retrieval, blockchains and distributed ledgers, coding theory, and information theory. My current research is centered around designing and analyzing scalable algorithms for distributed computing and storage systems. I am particularly interested in dealing with challenges of privacy, security, and availability. My research aims to address these challenges by applying fundamental ideas from coding theory, information theory, and cryptography in a principled and foundational manner.

Prior to joining Berkeley, I completed my PhD from the ECE Department of Texas A&M University, where I was advised by Alex Sprintson. My doctoral research was in the area of coding theory, focusing on the aspects of security and availability in large-scale distributed storage systems and private information retrieval.

I have been extermely fortunate to work with Emina Soljanin (Rutgers University), Robert Calderbank (Duke University), and Sidharth Jaggi (Chinese University of Hong Kong) during and after my PhD.

Before starting my PhD, I worked as a researcher at the Innovation Labs of TATA Consultancy Services, Bangalore. The focus of our team was “Error Control Coding for Futuristic Communications and Storage”. I also worked in compressive Sensing and its applications.

I obtained my master's degree from the Electrical Engineering Department of Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur in July 2009. My thesis was on “Multi-antenna Broadcast Channels with Limited Feedback”, advised by A. K. Chaturvedi.

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